(Photo : Elsa/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus of their Women’s Singles Final match on Day Thirteen of the 2023 US Open on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 09, 2023 within the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
Coco Gauff bagged her first Grand Slam title after defeating Aryna Sabalenka within the US Open remaining on Saturday, September 9, on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It was candy victory for the 19-year-old who acquired her share of damaging feedback earlier than the US Open remaining began. Regardless, this didn’t stop Coco Gauff from coming into the document books.
In the post-game, the Florida native admitted that she simply wished to show to herself he may win and nobody else.
Heading into the US Open remaining in opposition to Sabalenka, Gauff took a web page out of the guide of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant.
After advancing to the US Open remaining, the 19-year-old advised the gang on the Arthur Ashe Stadium that the “Job’s not yet done,” Forbes reported.
Coco Gauff was referencing to the time with the “Black Mamba” was sad even after successful Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals.
“What’s there to be happy about? Job’s not finished,” the Lakers’ legend stated on the time.
It was not a simple path to her first Grand Slam title. She needed to recuperate from a one-set deficit to topple the soon-to-be No. 1 Sabalenka.
Aside from that, there have been the doubters. Coco Gauff, like several teen nowadays, is on social media and the 19-year-old was just about conscious of the negativity on her earlier than she pulled off that epic 2023 US Open remaining win, Tennis.com reported.
“People don’t think I see it but I see it. I’m very aware of tennis Twitter. I know y’all’s usernames, so I know who’s talking trash and I can’t wait to look on Twitter right now!” Gauff stated.
Gauff turns into the primary American teenager to win the US Open since Serena Williams did it again in 2001.
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